Yummy low carb recipes!
One of the first ‘problems’ people instantly bring up when considering a higher fat, lower carb lifestyle is the lack of inspiration for tasty meals. No bread, pasta, rice or potatoes can sound boring to some people. And maybe even a little daunting if these food items make up your current daily menu.
Following the SAD (Standard American Diet) would probably see some form carbohydrate constitute part of each meal; think cereal for breakfast (however healthy it claims to be), a sandwich at lunch and pasta for dinner.
But the problem with meals like these, and any containing processed and refined carbohydrates, is that they may fill you up immediately, and taste delicious, but they will overload your body with the wrong kind of energy, leaving you feeling bloated, and hungry again shortly after.
They will also cause blood sugar levels to spike, and doing this consistently can lead to health conditions such as diabetes.
But Melissa, I love my food, and I would miss all my favorites!
This is another one I hear all the time. And I get it.
You’ve been so accustomed to certain foods that you can’t imagine giving them up. So instead of thinking of what you’d be missing out on, why don’t you focus on the things you will be able to enjoy more of?
I’ve found some really tasty meal ideas and that I know will leave you satisfied, and healthy. And not missing your old junk food at all!!
Loaded zucchini skins
Turkey meatballs and zucchini noodles
Lemon rosemary chicken
Curried red lentil soup
And for those with a sweet tooth, you might worry about missing your cheesecakes, apple pies or chocolate mud cakes. Well, there are some absolutely yummy alternatives out there…
Chocolate chip skillet cookie
Snickerdoodle cookie dough balls
Whole New Mom
Ditch the Carbs
There’s no more excuses not to enjoy healthy, low or zero carb food for you and your family every single day!
I’m curious to know, what are the firm favorites in your family that you’ve already replaced with no carb alternatives?
My name is Melissa McAllister. I just turned 44! I have a son and daughter and my husband and I are new empty nesters! My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 28 years and married for 23 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don’t get me wrong though…I was a Doritos and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 19 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 17 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 11 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! 😉 Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!